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Environmental Sustainability

Hotel Costa Rica

We are situated amidst a jungle and share our land with the monkeys, birds and other beautiful wildlife indigenous to the region. At night you can hear the ocean waves crash into shore from your cabina, or watch the moonlight cast a fluorescent glow on the water while digging your feet into the black sand beach. We honor nature’s bounty and strive to have minimal impact on the earth.

We are committed to giving back to our community and creating opportunities where there otherwise are none. As residents of San Juanillo for over 20 years, we feel honored to be in a position to create better living and learning conditions for our extended Tico family.

Our Sustainability Efforts:

Our greenhouse and farm provides much of the organic food served in our restaurant and juice bar.

We hire and train 60% of our staff from the surrounding area.

We include native plants that provide food and shelter for the local animal population in our garden design.

We treat the waste water without using chemicals and re-use the water for irrigating the hotel’s lush tropical gardens

We use environmentally friendly and organic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers.

We use all-natural, biodegradable bath products.

We compost raw food waste from our restaurant and Juice Bar to make organic fertilizer for our gardens.

We recycle 90% of the hotel’s waste.

We offer free English classes for our Tico staff.

Our solar panels provide a renewable energy source that heats hot water for all of our guest rooms.

We support local projects that promote sustainable development of the community.


Give the Gift that Can’t be Taken.

For 20 years, we have developed an intimate connection with ours neighbours, the pura vida people of San Juanillo. This small village of 200+ is home to most of our awesome staff, and we try to help as much as possible. Now our guests have the same opportunity by giving this wonderful village the one gift that can’t be taken: the gift of education.

We kindly ask that if our guests feel inclined to, they bring whatever old office supplies are collecting dust in their house. Surplus pens and pencils, used laptops, outdated computers, or extra notebooks; every little bit helps the children of San Juanillo. We will take you to their school where you can deliver it personally to their little students.

Start your journey and embark on an unforgettable Costa Rican experience!